Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Swaps & Fabric

I can finally post what I sent for the Pink and Green Swap now that my partner has finally received her package. She lives in New Zealand and it took almost 2 weeks for her to get it! I was really getting nervous about it, but not to worry everything arrived safely. It's odd because the package she sent to me came in about 5 days. Oh well. So, each letter of SPRING had to represent something, for those of you not familiar with the swap.

S: Sewing Supplies Holder
I made this using the Amy Butler InStitches book. I also thought it was a good way to catch up on the InStitches along that I have missed

P: Pink Linen Napkins
I thought maybe she could embroider these if she wanted. I found this at the thrift store and fell in love with them!

R: Really cute picture frame
I thrifted the frame and then painted it. I put a cute piece of scrapbook paper in it to hold a picture's place

I: I read that you and Ms. Bee love Hello Kitty
I sent along some pens and a pouch for her daughter. I also found this warm flannel Hello Kitty fabric at the store. They're getting into their cooler weather, so I thought this was appropriate.

N: Notecards from Kate Spade
I found these at the thrift store brand new. I actually picked them up at first because of the green box. When I got them home I realized they were Kate Spade and the prints are just darling. I successfully resisted keeping them for myself!

G: Green and Pink M&Ms
Bee told me they don't get these specialty M&M's. They had chicks and bunnies on them. Too cute! This is it all packed up to go. See that pretty pink ribbon? That's from Godiva when I worked there years ago!

I really love swapping. It's the perfect way to craft because you get to make something for someone else and you get something handcrafted in return. I can't wait for the Sweet Goodness Swaps next one!

I also found a new quilt store in Hyde Park. Of course, as soon as I found they carried Amy Butler I hustled my little (ok huge) butt down there. I wish they had this when I lived here. But, that's how it always works, you leave and new better things come along! I decided that I would use some birthday money I received to buy some new fabrics. It was so hard deciding which ones to get, but I finally came away with these. I also picked up some Freshcut, one from Utopia Line and some 30's reproductions. John told me that my sewing machine is now cleaned and at home. Surprisingly it was only $38. Let's hope she's good and healthy now! I can't wait to get back to do some sewing!


Karyn said...

What a great swap package you put together and I love your new fabric. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

jessica said...

I just found out (we're fairly new to town) our local quilt shop carries Amy Butler. I need to get down there. Love your fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Katie, that almost looks like one of my trips to the quilt store! I love the stuff you made for the Spring Swap and have added the swap blog to my Bloglines so I can sign up for the next one. What fun!

Anina said...

Wow, you really went all out for the swap. All the little things are wonderful!
I'd love to participate in swaps, but it seems w-a-a-y too intimidating.

lera said...

Pretty, pretty fabrics.

Love your swap ideas. Very creative.

(And blogging from NY still? My, my you're dedicated.)

Anonymous said...

How awesome!

Jenn Maruska said...

Hey - good find with those Kate Spade cards! I want to go thrifting with you sometime! : )

And pretty fabrics - can't wait to see what you make with them.

Cheers! Jenn

Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a lovely blog you have! And that is a beautiful swap you made! Thank you for visiting my blog today. =)

Sarah said...

I love what you did with "I". That's a great package.